Corn, Cannabis & Bio-science
Re-Invigorating Rural America

Cost:          $40 at the door. (meal donations gladly accepted)

Keynote Speaker -
Craig Lee, of Hempsters Plant the Seed, and many other lifetime achievements.
Also, Tom McClain, Steve Gruhn, Dean Goette, Dan Pavich, and many other "leaders who are hardly known".

This meeting is about answering folks questions, and clarifying things that have been mis-represented by many politicians and bureaucrats.

You might call this the "so what, now what" meeting for the rapidly emerging industrial hemp industry.

What is it about?

A one day conference that will bring together experts, technology and wisdom that will inspire and drive the new rural economy forward with new technology, crops and vision.

Who will be there?

Growers – corn, cannabis, greenhouse growers, soybean & small grain sharing their knowledge and experience on how to lower costs, increase productivity, all leading to greater success and income.

Entrepreneurs – Developers of new technology for processing hemp, grain and agricultural byproducts as well as on-farm energy and food production

Experts – Agronomy, Livestock, Bio-science, Nanotechnology, Carbon sequestering

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in the future of America and its position leading the world in agricultural innovation including farmers/ranchers, bankers, entrepreneurs, educators, investors, and regional, state and community leaders.

AGENDA (tentative)   download Agenda pdf

 Saturday, February 15, 2020

8:00 am –  6:00 pm           Formal presentations

8:15                                         Welcome, settling in                      

8:30 Dean Goette,              Local farm issues, various projects, farmer co-op

8:45 Steve Gruhn               Custer, SD & Strasburg, North Dakota, processing, biochar/vinegar
         /Monte Bertsch                      

9:45 Break

10:00 Craig Lee                   Key Note Address /  State of the U.S Hemp Industry

11:30 Camron Kabe            Insurance warranty certification + Banking/funding

12:00                                       Lunch

1:00  Zach Wright               Soil Health, Hemp and lowering out of pocket costs

2:30 – 2:45                             Break

2:45  Dan Pavich                 SymbioticAG, Redeemer (fish bio-stimulant)

4:15  Tom McClain              Combining remote sensing and precision farming - rapidly developing
                                                  methods for efficient and effective technology application on the farm

5:00 Panel discussion       Answering questions – where do we go from here – hooking links of the chain
                                                   Craig Lee, Tom McClain, Steve Gruhn, Monte Bertsch, Dean Goette

6:00                                        Concluding remarks, what’s next, the online resource center, Andy Skadberg